About Sue

Sue Taylor has been a female general surgeon in Perth since 2004 and was a founding member of the ReShape program as a bariatric surgeon with her colleagues at Western Surgical Health. Since 2022, Sue  no longer performs Bariatric Surgery in order to focus on her new roles.

In March 2023, she ceased General Surgical operations including Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, open and laparoscopic hernia repair, pilonidal sinus, haemorrhoids and hiatal hernia repair.

She operated at St John of God Hospital, Subiaco

She is accredited at Bethesda Hospital, Claremont and Hollywood Hospital, Nedlands

She trained in Perth at Sir Charles Gairdner, Osborne Park, Royal Perth and Fremantle Hospitals from 1992 to 2001.

After gaining Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2001, she continued to serve the public hospital system, participating in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and supervision.

In 2002, she spent 12 months working with Professor Sir Alfred Cuschieri at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, Scotland. She brings home broad experience in laparoscopic surgery and also in postgraduate and post-fellowship teaching skills.

She was Head of Department of Surgery at Osborne Park Hospital, and lead major changes in digital correspondence from the outpatient clinic, digital wait-list implementation and workflow changes for preadmission screening in a multidisciplinary team using Office365 resources.

She is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Surgeons, the Australasian College of Health Service Administrators (Certified Health Executive) and a member of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health (CHIA certified).

You can find information about some commonly treated surgical conditions here:

  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Australian and New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society
  • Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Managers
  • Certified Health Informatician, Australia
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2 responses to “About Sue”

  1. I have a referral from my Gp with regards to possible Lap Band Surgery i have been searching for a Surgeon who does this procedure . My one question is that I do not have Private Health Insurance and would like to know what my options are
    thanking you Denise Tigges

    • For a time, I was able to offer gastric banding to my public patients at Osborne Park Hospital, but sadly the funding for that initiative has expired. There is still a program at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital – I am not directly involved, but the last time I checked the waiting list was three years long. Gastric bands are also placed at Joondalup Hospital, but I’m not certain that they have a support program in place.
      Generally, my advice to people is that it has taken decades to reach the position where gastric banding surgery would be desired, and so the best decision is to take up Private Health Insurance to cover it and wait the 12 months required.
      Some people are more impatient than that, and choose to fund it from their savings, from a loan, or from their superannuation.

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